Politics: Passion, Pageantry & Platform

It was a big political week—like in a big political year. Pageantry ran high, and so did passion. Big names were on the line; big decisions were made, at the polls and in convention halls.

In California, Richard Nixon, the man who lost the presidency by the barest of margins, ran with the same intensity for the right to run for the lesser office of Governor. In Massachusetts, the Kennedy family, unafraid of the slings and arrows from lesser breeds, proudly ran its youngest son through a convention gauntlet, and saw him emerge the victor. The loser was kin to the...

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